Traveling with the family or solo in cold weather could be a bit tough and, at times, perplexing.
Tough, because we’re always tend to over pack.
Perplexing, because we cannot decide what clothes we really need, which leads to the problem statement No.1 – over packing.
Here are some easy-to-follow tips to take with you on a trip when it comes to packing your clothes. I’ve learned them from my hubby who is a super-duper smart traveler. Following these tips would alleviate a lot of internal controversy you are going through while prepping up for a trip.
Choose the right luggage – do your best to stick to one suitcase per person. Depending on a trip, you can place all you need in one carry-on like Atlantic Ultra LITE 3. I’ve tested it in a couple of trips and am loving it for these features:
• Nice and compact
• Separates my clothing items with breathable mesh
• I love pockets that are spread along the perimeter of the suit case.
• Expands to maximize the space – just in case you do over pack!
• Adorable locking and retractable handle – easily manipulated and with quick response
The whole exterior is protected by skid bars, corner guards and crash-guard wheel housings.
In case you have iPad or book or something that needs to be close by – large front pocket would accommodate your call!
Buy Convertible Clothing – this is the type of clothes that can be casual and party, warm and cool thanks to their design and fabrics. My hubby always has a jacket that is great for casual and festive occasion, and it is great for cooler weather just in case.
There are companies that specialize in convertible clothes for travelers. If you travel frequently, it would be great to invest into clothes that can save you space in your luggage.
Travel with a Versatile Flat Shoes – this point is especially of value for women. I tend to overload my suitcase with several pairs of shoes, just in case. It would be effective to take a pair of flats and a pair of elevated shoes that would work for all the occasions during the trip. If you are exercising on a trip – running shoes are a must as well.
Avoid Double Up – well, if you want to take red dress and blue dress, hei, pick just one! If you can’t decide between jeans and pants – choose what you feel more comfortable to wear and would be appropriate for all occasions on a trip.
Reuse and Recycle – in cold weather, the clothes can be worn more times than in hot weather. You can do with less clothes on a trip when you think through your planned experiences and choose accordingly to dress yourself for. And if you travel a lot during cold times within a year, then invest into beautiful cashmeres, sweaters or light jackets, that could be a huge savior for any casual, business, vacation trip. Go with classic colors that are relevant any time of the year.
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